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Xbox 360 RROD Question for garyopa
There is a number of causes of the RROD.
First off, has anyone opened or try to repair this problem before on this console?
When the lights do appear, have you done the two-finger trick of holding the sync button, and pressing the eject button to get the second-error code?
When the lights don't appear, how does the console behave, sound, video ok, any pixelated lines or sudden freezing?
But in general the RROD is caused mainly by small cracks forming under either the ram chips or northbridge or the main gpu chip, caused by the forced useage of lead-free solder in all electronics since 2005, before that you would rarely see broken electronics having these types of problems.
I suspect that the xbox rrod is due to the cheap ass thermal paste used because as soon as the xbox warms up a little bit, the system return to normal function and there are no problems. It seems that the system just rrods during a cold boot i.e booting the system for the first time after a days. Weird
Originally Posted by garyopa